Title: You Will Be My Friend!
Author: Peter Brown
Illustrator: Peter Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (2011)
Lucy is enthusiastic and single-minded in her attempts to find a new friend. As she travels through the forest, she lets the animals know they are her new friend. “We’re going to do cartwheels! And climb trees! And have picnics! And have a dance party!” When they find her energy all too much and retreat, she shouts “Come back here and have fun with me!” After declaring her mission fruitless she comes across an egg, declaring “You WILL be my friend! I can wait.“